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Old 04-28-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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The only question I have is what would it have cost to build an identical structure (same sq foot, same interior layout, same ammenaties) as a conventional stick built home?
If I could have built a 16'X40' stem wall, all the roof trusses and roofing, all the siding, floor trusses and sub flooring under $$7,000 then it would have been cheaper, but it would also totally defeated my purpose. I wanted a heavy steel building. Fire proof, termite proof, and earthquake tolerant. No stick building can offer that.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Yes, way to many people love to nit pick or find fault with other people when they don't have to look them in the eye! Show how much insecurity there is in the world.

FWIW, I think you did one hellava job on a very difficult project.
Thanks again Tightwad, and I am just glad I still have all my fingers and toes now that it is just about done. It has been a tremendous amount of work for just one aging soul to do, but I am so thankful to have the ability to do it, and yes it is paid for.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Yes, way to many people love to nit pick or find fault with other people when they don't have to look them in the eye! Show how much insecurity there is in the world.
this is a forum full of opinions; if you don't want to know everyone's opinion, you don't need to post a topic.




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I wanted a heavy steel building. Fire proof, termite proof, and earthquake tolerant. No stick building can offer that.
lol; drop a match and tell us how that goes. if my house burns down, the slab is still there. can i call it fireproof?

while we're on the subject of fires, i suggest you do something about that zip line wiring used for the bath vanity fixture. at least put a gfi on it; some type of wiremold wouldn't be a bad idea. i don't say that to be critical, i just don't want someone to get injured; if there's a short, that wire is directly against the metal wall.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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this is a forum full of opinions; if you don't want to know everyone's opinion, you don't need to post a topic.






lol; drop a match and tell us how that goes. if my house burns down, the slab is still there. can i call it fireproof?

while we're on the subject of fires, i suggest you do something about that zip line wiring used for the bath vanity fixture. at least put a gfi on it; some type of wiremold wouldn't be a bad idea. i don't say that to be critical, i just don't want someone to get injured; if there's a short, that wire is directly against the metal wall.
I was talking about the outside being fire proof , it sits in a forest of trees.
And what do you actually think that 12volt wire is going to do if by some remote chance it actually shorted out against the steel wall? Well I will tell you what it will do, it will blow the fuse within a split second.
Solomon said it best: It is better to be thought of as a fool and keep silent, then to open your mouth and remove all doubts.
I will probably not be a regular on this forum, but if I was, I think I would be adding my first name to the ignore list.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I showed hubby these links as an idea for a second building on our second hunting fishing property. He thinks the containers probably cost 8k each. It's not a possibility for where we want to build though. There's no way we could get them back our 1 mile long driveway. Plus, the frame for a cottage would cost less than the cost of the containers and to haul them in place. I suspect this is only a good idea for someone who can get their hands on containers for free or a bargain price.
If a shipping container home isn't practical, look into something called a Katrina Cottage. They're modular, range anywhere from 300 to 1800sqft, and are easily expanded as your needs or budget warrant. And since they come in pieces, they're probably easier to maneuver up your 1-mile driveway.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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I was talking about the outside being fire proof , it sits in a forest of trees.
And what do you actually think that 12volt wire is going to do if by some remote chance it actually shorted out against the steel wall? Well I will tell you what it will do, it will blow the fuse within a split second.
Solomon said it best: It is better to be thought of as a fool and keep silent, then to open your mouth and remove all doubts.
I will probably not be a regular on this forum, but if I was, I think I would be adding my first name to the ignore list.

so you have a 12 volt wire going into a box w/ a 120v recep?

nice.


also, about the vapor barrier i saw mentioned earlier; i haven't been under a house built within the last 20+ years that did not have a vapor barrier.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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so you have a 12 volt wire going into a box w/ a 120v recep?

nice.


also, about the vapor barrier i saw mentioned earlier; i haven't been under a house built within the last 20+ years that did not have a vapor barrier.
southgeorgia, you are a real piece of work and you just keep showing everyone how little you really know. The 12volt is a stand alone backup system that has absolutely nothing to do with the 120V system. I would try to explain the system to you in more detail, but I am pretty sure it would be pointless as you just seem to be happiest when you are attacking others, and will always find some fault any anything.
Anyway I will bow out here and won't try and entertain anymore of your banter. But I would suggest seeing a good anger management councilor, or finding some stress relief program that you could benefit from. now on to the ignore list, heck I might stick around
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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If I could have built a 16'X40' stem wall, all the roof trusses and roofing, all the siding, floor trusses and sub flooring under $$7,000 then it would have been cheaper, but it would also totally defeated my purpose. I wanted a heavy steel building. Fire proof, termite proof, and earthquake tolerant. No stick building can offer that.
You do know that containers are not fireproof? They have a higher fire resistance compared to wood frame, but offer no more protection than a concrete or cement based SIP built home. When cutting holes in the metal frame, you are also compromising the fire resistance. In a wooded enviroment, you don't have to worry about ember setting the skins ablaze, but unelss the doors and windows and any other opening is equally fire resistant, the advantage is just slight over a cement based SIP or concrete built structure.

I guess I was confused because the words "cheaper" was used and I have never seen them built cheaper. It may be cheaper compared to a conventional size home but that's like saying a you made a good financial decission because you bought a dollar bill for a dollar fifty cents and didn;t spent five dollars for a five dollar bill. So your purchase saved you $3.50.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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now on to the ignore list, heck I might stick around
I hope you do. I'm always interested in what creative people who aren't afraid to think outside the box are doing. I hope to do exactly what you've done when I save up a few more worthless dollars. Without disclosing the location of your undisclosed location, in what part of the country is it?
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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I am in within reach of the New Madrid
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